May 2017

Sebastien is just coming back from New-Zealand where he performed the world premiere of Gareth Farr Requiem Cello concerto «Chemin des Dames» with NZSO under the baton of Hamish McKeith in Wellington and Aukland. In recent season he has worked as a soloist including the Laon Festival, Beauvais Festival, Classique au Vert, performing the concertos Shostakovich op.107, Schumann, Gulda, Haydn to name a few under the directions of Arie Van Beek, Edmon Colomer, Philippe Hui and some others.

Next season he returns to Laon Festival to do the European Premiere of Gareth Farr Cello concerto then in Metz with the Lorraine National orchestre under the direction of Jacques Mercier. Following those events Sebastien Hurtaud is also invited by the Slaska Philarmonika and the Picardie Orchestra to perform Don quichotte of Richard Strauss during a tour in Silesia and in France then by the Slovenia Philarmonika to perform Gulda cello concerto.

This Summer Hurtaud will give some Master-Classes at the Moulin D’Ande international festival Summer Academy in Normandie.

Sebastien Hurtaud is also an active chamber musician and his frequent partner are Bruno Canino, Pamela Hurtado, Pieter-Jelle Deboer, Chin-Yun Kim, Stephen Prutsman to name a few. Sebastien is expected for a tour in China to perform in recital cello and piano in 2018.

Artistic Background

Sebastien Hurtaud has a large repertoire and his passion is to create some new cello works. Sebastien has already did the premiere of Youli Galperine « Pas de deux » for cello and piano at the Russian Music Center in Paris, the premiere of Lucas Debargue Cello sonata at Dom Musiki in Moscow, The first cello sonata of Thomas Schwann at Dallas Caruth concert Hall then the premiere of Gareth Farr Requiem cello concerto.

Sebastien Hurtaud ‘ first disc whith his pianist Pamela Hurtado is devoted to Hindemith Cello works produced by Naxos.

Sebastien Hurtaud is the first french cellist to be awarded First Prize at the Adam International Cello Competition (New Zealand, 2009). Hurtaud also won Third Prize at the New York Naumburg Foundation International Cello Competition in 2008 and was finalist of the Aldo Parisot International Competition in South Korea in 2007.

Sebastien Hurtaud is graduated to the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris and the Royal Northern College of Music. He is the disciple of the Russian school(A.Brandukov) by Karine Georgian and the French school by Jean-Marie Gamard(A.Navarra).

Some performances

Gareth Farr Cello concerto
Radio New Zealand - Sébastien Hurtaud brings Farr's new Concerto to life
Radio New Zealand - NZSO delights with Farr and Adams
Stuff - CuriousCity: Behind the scenes with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Glazounov Menestrel Song

Hindemith Phantaisiestück / Naxos Recording

«Bunraku» Toshiro Mayuzumi

Concerti repertoire

- Bocherini: concerto in F, A, B
- Bloch: Shelomo
- Bruch: Kol Nidrei
- Beethoven: Triplet concerto
- Bernstein: Three meditations
- Brahms: double concerto
- Britten: Sinfonia concertante
- Dvorak: Concerto, Rondo, Waldesruhe
- Dutilleux: "Tout un Monde Lointain"
- Farr Requiem Cello Concerto
- Elgar: concerto

- Gulda: concerto
- Haydn: in D and C Major
- Honegger: concerto
- Hindemith: second cello Concerto
- Kabalevsky: concerto
- Korngold: concerto
- Khatchaturian: concerto
- Lalo: concerto
- Prokofiev: sinfonia concertante, concertino
- Penderecky: Concerto grosso

- Roussel concertino
- Saint-Saëns: concerto
- Schostakovich: concerto 1, 2
- Schumann: concerto
- Tchaïkovsky: Variation Rococo, Nocturno
- Vivaldi: double concerto, concerto C Minor
- Vincent d’Indy: Elegy for cello and orchestra
- Walton: cello concerto

Contact Me

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